After walking back to Old Town, I crossed the bridge over the moat and walked through the entrance of Old Town, Dubrovnik. It was grand and beautiful, mainly because once you go through the entrance way, you actually have to go through yet another court yard before you enter into the actual mini city. They do have a wheelchair ramp if you’re wondering.
Once I entered the main section of the city, I saw that there was a giant Christmas tree in the middle of the entrance and Christmas decorations everywhere. I, personally, love that Croatia takes its holidays so seriously. It makes me so happy. I’m sure it was even more beautiful at night when everything was lit up but even during the day, you could imagine the wonder and the beauty that the city was sure to have with all the decorations.
I started making my way through the Old Town avoiding everything because I was on a mission to hit up all the spots on the Game of Thrones tour within the Old Town walls. So I found myself running to:
- Pile Gate
- Ethnographic Museum
- The Jesuit Staircase
- The Rector’s Palace
- The Stradun
- St. Dominic Street
- Dominican Monastery
- Ploce Gate
To be honest, I didn’t necessarily prepare myself very well to be doing the Game of Thrones tour on my own because it’s been awhile since I watched the show so while things looks familiar, I couldn’t quite place everything I was stopping by and checking out. But I still felt pretty cool. At the same time, I felt a little like an imposter but that’s okay. I can live with it because I got to go to Kings Landing.
I will admit that I did stand at the top of the Jesuit Staircase and walk down saying to myself “I get to keep my clothes on!” And being very pleased that no one was yelling “shame” at me as I walked down. But let’s be honest, no one was really going to do that but I still wanted to pretend that I had come out on top.
I think that if you take the actual Game of Thrones tour, people will provide more filming tidbits and I think there may be snacks and stuff involved. All the tours I looked at were about 3-4 hours long. My personal tour took a whomping 30 minutes and it was because I was bad at finding some of the locations. In addition, I didn’t make it to all the locations that were outside of the city walls and I didn’t want to pay the entrance fee to get into the wall and climb them so that made my life a little easier.
When I was finally done with the Game of Thrones personal tour, I decided that it was time to start my own personal tour of the city itself.